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He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997 and served as captain of the Sri Lankan team in 28 Test matches from 1999 to 2003. He is a very useful all-rounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One-day Internationals, an excellent batting strike rate in One-day Internationals. As a part-time left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he has a reasonable bowling average and economy rate. He regularly helps to decrease the workloads of strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas.
Jayasuriya currently holds the record for the highest test score made by a Sri Lankan (340 against India). He has taken over 200 one-day international wickets.
Sanath is one of the fastest scoring batsmen in the world. He currently has the fastest fifty in ODIs.
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